chaves, anselmo figueira

(Funchal, 1903-Rio de Janeiro, 1983)

Protestant pastor, he organized and was part, when he was still young, of a movement for the union of the Protestant churches of Madeira, founding the one which would become the largest Protestant church in the region, the Portuguese Christian Evangelical Church. Besides acting as a minister in Madeira, he was also active in the Azores and in Brazil, where he lived for several years in different periods. Being a tireless writer, he left us a significant number of works.

Keywords: religion; Protestantism; evangelical churches.